We are recording Drunk Off PNR tonight, the premier NBA podcast. We’ll be talking trades all show with the deadline coming up on Thursday so if you want to check that out you can below.
I couldn’t wait to release the podcast to get this off my chest, I tried but I couldn’t do it. I want to make this crystal clear, I would LOVE John Collins on the Celtics. I think the combo of him and the two Jays would be unreal. I’m picturing the shirts we would sell. Triple J, three amigos, the shirt ideas are flowing. THOSE ALL DIE IF YOU TRADE JUICE.
I don’t think this is happening. Jaylen is not going to be traded but if he is I promise you I will quit this team. I tweeted this earlier too so I can’t get out of it.
I want it on the record. If Danny Ainge fucks me I will follow @FCHWPO anywhere he goes— Eddie (@EJS_4) March 23, 2021
Seeing what other teams are offering if Jaylen is moved Ainge should be sent to Guantanamo. Mavs reportedly offered Maxi Kleber and are the odds on favorite right now to land Collins.
IF ALL IT TAKES IS KLEBER THAN NO ONE BETTER MENTION JAYLEN BROWNS NAME AGAIN.
Tatum and Brown are off limits, obviously. BUT this team stinks so we need to change something. People are going to yell about Kemba, that trade isn’t happening so just stop thinking about it. People are going to yell about Smart, more realistic than Kemba because of the friendly contract but I think a majority of the fans and players will lose it if Marcus is traded. If it was Smart and 1 or 2 picks for John Collins I would do it. I like Smart but shit I like Collins more. I don’t see that happening though.
My best guess is the Celtics are going to try and get someone on the buyout market, the problem is why would a player choose the Celtics over Brooklyn, Philly or either LA team? Well they probably wouldn’t, unfortunately.
If I’m Danny I float Smart and a Top 10 protected first to the Hawks for Collins and hope they counter with like Smart and two picks or smart a pick and another young guy not named Rob Williams. I don’t think they’ll take that and I don’t know if Ainge would offer it. The only other option I see that might get this team going in the right direction is make a hard push for Drummond/Boogie and/or Reddick. I am pretty sure Drummond is going to go to the Lakers but Boogie has been available for some time and I’ve heard rumors but nothing concrete about JJ. Consensus is he is thinking Philly but maybe we can convince him Simmons doesn’t brush his teeth or something.
At the end of the day, the Celtics need to be major buyers before the deadline Thursday or this season is done. I’ve seen enough, this team just does not have it this year and possible coaching and front office changes might need to be made this offseason. This is a first or second round playoff team at best. They will not be able to compete with the top 3 teams in the East and I’m not convinced they could beat Miami either.
Like I said to start the blog if you want to hear Aidan and my full trade deadline breakdown we will be recording that episode tonight and it will be live tomorrow morning.
PS. Do not talk to me about Oladipo, they are not going after him.